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8th Annual MMA Freak Awards (2019)

As does almost seem tradition, the MMA Freak Awards are coming out later then expected, though not as late this year. There will be another round of format changes this year: The Comeback of the Year category is once again being dropped in favor of bringing back the Article of the Year category. It should also be noted that in addition to the staff here at MMA Freak, votes were

Around the world of MMA: September 20-21

Reviews Legacy Fighting Alliance 76: Ogden vs. Browne Legacy Fighting Alliance hosted an event at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas on Friday, September 13th that was broadcast on channel AXS TV: Lightweight Nick Browne def. Trey Ogden Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:24 Middleweight Joaquin Buckley def. Chris Harris TKO (punches) 1 1:08 Bantamweight Jacob Thrall def. Eric Ellington Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:52 Featherweight Chuka Willis def. Alex

Around the world of MMA: September 13-14

Reviews Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Bellator MMA hosted an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, September 7th that was broadcast exclusively online on DAZN: Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) vs. Cheick Kongo No Contest (accidental eye poke) 1 3:52 Featherweight Derek Campos def. Daniel Straus Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00 Featherweight Ádám Borics def. Pat Curran TKO (punches) 2 4:59 Featherweight Pedro Carvalho

Around the world of MMA: August 30-31

Reviews Bellator 225: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2 Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, August 24th broadcast on Paramount Network: Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov def. Matt Mitrione TKO (knee and punches) 2 1:24 Heavyweight Vitaly Minakov def. Timothy Johnson KO (punches) 1 1:45 Women’s Flyweight Alejandra Lara def. Taylor Turner TKO (punches) 1 3:44 Catchweight (175 lbs.) Yaroslav Amosov def. David Rickels Submission

Around the world of MMA: June 7-8

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Smith The UFC hosted an event at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, June 1st which was broadcast on the online ESPN+ service: Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson Submission (rear-naked choke) 4 2:38 Light Heavyweight Aleksandar Rakić def. Jimi Manuwa KO (head kick) 1 0:47 Featherweight Makwan Amirkhani def. Chris Fishgold Submission (anaconda choke) 2 4:25 Lightweight Christos Giagos def.

Around the world of MMA: April 26-27

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik The UFC hosted an event at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday, April 20th and the event was broadcast on ESPN+: Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Aleksei Oleinik TKO (knees and punches) 1 4:45 Lightweight Islam Makhachev def. Arman Tsarukyan Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Sergei Pavlovich def. Marcelo Golm KO (punches) 1 1:06 Women’s Flyweight Roxanne

Around the world of MMA: March 22-23

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal The UFC hosted a fight night event at The O2 Arena in London, England on Saturday, March 16th and that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online service: Welterweight Jorge Masvidal def. Darren Till KO (punches) 2 3:05 Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Gunnar Nelson Decision (split) (29-27, 29-28, 28-29) 3 5:00 Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes def. Volkan Oezdemir Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3

Around the world of MMA: February 22 – 23

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez The UFC hosted an event at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, February 17th and was broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+: Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez TKO (punches) 1 0:26 Lightweight Paul Felder def. James Vick Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo def. Cortney Casey Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 Featherweight